whack: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (hwak, wak), [key]
  1. to strike a smart, resounding blow or blows.
  2. The cook whacked off the fish's head.
    1. to cut off or separate with a blow:The cook whacked off the fish's head.
    2. Slang (vulgar). to masturbate.
  3. to produce quickly or, sometimes, carelessly: She whacks out a short story every week or so.
  1. a smart, resounding blow: a whack with his hand.
  2. a trial or attempt: to take a whack at a job.
  3. a portion or share.
  4. out of order or alignment; not in proper condition.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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